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Xenosaga Episode I: Der Wille zur Macht (2002)

Xenosaga Episode I: Chikara he no ishi (original title)
The final race for the ultimate secret of the universe has unwittingly begun. A mysterious and ancient relic dating back to the very beginning of time called the Zohar may be the key. And ... See full summary »



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Credited cast:
Tomohisa Asô ... Additional Voices (voice)
Masashi Ebara ... Ziggurat 8 (Ziggy) (voice)
Hisao Egawa ... Commander Andrew Cherenkov (voice)
Eriko Fujimaki ... Captain Lapis Roman (voice)
Eriko Hara ... Pellegri (voice)
Masato Hirano ... Captain (voice)
... Allen Ridgeley (voice)
... Wilhelm (voice)
Sôichirô Hoshi ... Chaos (voice)
Masaru Ikeda ... Helmer (voice)
... Togashi (voice)
Hideo Ishikawa ... Kevin Winnicot (voice)
Unshô Ishizuka ... Captain Matthews (voice)
Masumi Kageyama ... Additional Voices (voice)
Hirohiko Kakegawa ... Vector Director (voice)


The final race for the ultimate secret of the universe has unwittingly begun. A mysterious and ancient relic dating back to the very beginning of time called the Zohar may be the key. And for some unknown reasons an aggressive and dangerous species called the Gnosis attacks humankind viciously and often. Written by Anonymous

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Thousands of years into the future, man exists only in deep space.


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25 February 2003 (USA)  »

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One of the minor characters in the U.S version of the game is called Professor Hakase. "Hakase" is a Japanese term meaning "holder of a doctoral degree". See more »


MOMO: Ummm...
[Ziggy turns to MOMO]
MOMO: Are you a military Realian?
Ziggy: No, an ex-human.
MOMO: Ex-human?
Ziggy: A cyborg. An ancient relic.
[starts adjusting artifical arm]
Ziggy: I registered as an organ donor without much thought, and they resurrected me after my death.
MOMO: That infamous Life Recycling Act, right?
Ziggy: Yeah. The Species Preservation Act came about thanks to the mess that old law caused.
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References Blade Runner (1982) See more »


Music by Yasunori Mitsuda
Written by Tetsuya Takahashi
Japanese to English Translation by Takeshi Mogi & Matthew Zuckerman
Performed by Joanne Hogg
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Well done RPG
27 August 2004 | by See all my reviews

I hear too many complaints about this excellent game. Sure, many of the characters are cliché. But you know what, so is Luke Skywalker. If you are going to be complaining about characters you have seen over and over again, go rip into every single scifi out there. And Final Fantasy Seven really doesn't have an original plot. That's what this game has above most RPGs: A well done plot. The game moves on a level where it always leaves many unanswered questions. Even at the very end, you still don't know everything. You can make a distinction like "She's good, He's bad" and such. But not too much more. Your left with "Okay, somethings up with this." Unfortunately, to see the plot unfold you have to sit through what is overdone robot stories very reminiscent of Blade Runner (I sometimes accidentally call the bots, known as Realians, Replicants). THe story doesn't get moving until halfway through. This is always a flaw of a first in a series. You have to set it up. Sometimes its more enjoyable than others. This time its, 'Bear with use' and with this game there was no avoiding it. ith characters that seem like similar things have been done, its a shock that the Battle Android Kos Mos is the most original character. Most sci fi androids are very robotic and heartless, while others are on a quest to become human. Kos Mos becomes more human as she interacts, yet it is not the focal point. She is an Android, and really thats all their is to it. Shion Uzuki is another well done character, only because of Voice Actress Lia Sargent. Actually, The voice cast in this game was Phenomenal. Very well acted. Unfortunately, the lip sync is not the best. It is tolerable, though.

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